An excellent biographical account of Thomas Cooke and the business he founded up until it became a limited company in 1897. This book focuses on turret clocks, with some information on clocks for the Post Office and a few regulators. Also included is an important chapter on turret clockmaker Barnard Cooke (Thomas's brother) who worked in Hull. With dust jacket. 583 pages, illustrated, only 250 copies printed, 2016.
The Company was founded in 1888 for the large-scale production of pocket watches, but after some initial success was dissolved in 1906. This book documents the rise and fall of the company, as well as its watches, and will be of great interest to enthusiasts and collectors. With dust jacket.
A book written by an experienced watch repairer aimed at the novice as well as those with more experience. Full of advice and tips it has excellent step-by-step photographs with accompanying text, demonstrating how to maintain a mechanical watch and how to identify problems and correct them.
Upjohn headed a major watchmaking business in London, this book records his life and his travels in Europe as he tried to expand his business. A fascinating addition to our knowledge of the watch trade in the mid-eighteenth century and a contemporary view of places seen on his journeys. With dust jacket.
Written by an experienced professional restorer this book is aimed at the absolute beginner, and the amateur repairer, who wish to overhaul and repair the most commonly encountered clocks in a sympathetic and competent manner. The book includes tools and workshop design; anchor, deadbeat, brocot, cylinder and lever escapements; and a wide range of workshop techniques for the clock repairer. 224 pages, over 400 illustrations, 2016. With dust jacket.
An expert’s description of all common escapements with practical notes on their geometries, together with a description and drawings of George Daniel’s famous co-axial escapement, the first new escapement since Thomas Mudge’s lever.
With more than 200 photographs and specifications for 32 watches, this book provides a comprehensive history of one of Germany's finest watchmakers and its timepieces. Since its founding in 1845, A. Lange and Sohne has been at the core of fine watchmaking. Innovative watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange established a tradition of precise workmanship that evolved through generations of the family into a facility of haute horlogerie, handcrafting a mere 5,500 pieces a year. Visit to find out…
Maintaining and Repairing Mechanical Watches: A Practical Guide (Hardcover)